At the start of the pandemic I got my wife a little fanless pc to use for work with Citrix. While it was fine once she was in Citrix watching her try do anything with the windows install was painful to watch the lag on the mouse and keyboard was horrid.
Once I confirmed I could get her Citrix working properly with dual screens ect I went for it and tested out I’m now installing Fedora on it.
I got my partner onto Linux quite a few months ago, the dog knocked her laptop over, screwed the hard disk, it would boot up but it took nearly 30 minutes (or more!!). She had backups, but lost her Windows install disk when we moved.
Cheap SSD, Endeavour and about an hour of frustration from her and she hasn’t asked a question for ages.
I personally think that as long as any OS can run a browser, then there is no problem, everything is browser based nowadays
Yesterday she asked a question - what is notepad called in Linux… (Kate!).
I converted my woman to linux 5 years ago and she has not look back since. The route was Mint, MX-Linux, Manjaro and finally EOS. She updates her laptop by herself in terminal and rarely faces any problems. I’m very proud of her…
Not trying to sway you - but if it came with Windows 10, the Microsoft code is written into the motherboard. You just need to make a disk from their website and you can reinstall Windows at any point, no restore disk needed.